“Is Peas a fruit? or a vegetable” ? My daughter asked me one day and I really had to look it up to provide her with an answer. Surprise Peas is a fruit! Pea Pods are considered a fruit as they have seeds and they are developed from the ovary of a flower. Well, there`s… Continue reading Restaurant Style Methi Mutter Malai – One Pot One Shot Recipes.
Madurai – Arguably has the most glorious history of all the Indian cities and conjures up images of so many many things for me – the Meenakshi Amman Temple, crowded roads, my Alma Mater, the station, KPN Bus Stand where I have spent many hours patiently waiting to board the bus which would take me… Continue reading Nagapattinam Nei Mittai Kadai (Madurai) Kizhangu Pottlam – Spicy Potato Podimas.
“Cooking is like love – It should be entered into with abandon, or not at all” Some of the best and my most favorite dishes, are the ones that are made at home with love, over unhurried conversations. I remember the days when I was a little girl and would sit on the counter top… Continue reading Simple Onion Tomato Subzi
I love curry! Period! In all its glory, I enjoy all gravies that have a redolent coconut or coconut milk base and enjoy the rich creamy taste it imparts to the dish. The Saravanaa Bhavan Vegetable Kurma is my all time favorite as it has a delicate yet complex flavours that punch you in… Continue reading Chettinadu Vegetable Kurma in 5 Steps!!! (Aromatic Gravy with vegetables cooked in a spicy coconut curry base)
Navarathri is a celebration of the Goddesses that protect us and are the very epitome of power and knowledge. I have already a detailed post explaning the significance of this beautiful festival. Celebrating Navarathri also brings with it beautiful visions about Golu Dolls, celebrations, rustle of silk sarees, little girls decked in beautiful silk pavadais,… Continue reading Nilakadalai Sundal / Kadalai Sundal/ Peanut Sundal ( Steamed Raw Peanuts tossed in quick seasonings)
Vegetable Kurma is a popular accompaniment for Chappathi , Parotta, Aappam and Phulkas. Generally, a kurma is a coconut based stew, with vegetables and whole spices. The very first time I ever had kurma was when my mom made it for us one day to go with rotis. I was floored by the aroma of… Continue reading Saravana Bhavan Vegetable Kurma. ( Vegetables in spicy coconut fennel gravy)
Baby Potatoes have always been a favorite at home. Whenever we find them at the local indian store, my older daughter immediately scoopes them in to a bag. She loves the Kashmiri Dum Aloo that I make to pair it with simple Jeera Pulav, or sometimes I settle for this simple Aloo Fry with traditional… Continue reading Aloo Fry (Baby Potatoes marinated in dry spices and seared to perfection).